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Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) shares insightful moments in the everyday lives of 19th Century Russians. With great economy, Chekhov's short stories reveal the depths of human joy, confusion, dissatisfaction, and sorrow. His tales elicit a deep sympathy for all people, wherever they may be, in Russia more than a hundred years ago or anywhere in the world today. These translations, by Constance Garnett, Marian Fell, and others, are offered here as public domain recordings created both for...
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Free audio download. Unabridged. Here is F. Scott Fitzgerald's somewhat obscure short story "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" —obscure of course, until Mr. Button became conflated with Mr. Pitt. Recorded here is the complete, original story as penned by Fitzgerald in the early 1920s, published originally in Colliers and finally collected in the popular Tales of the Jazz Age. One might call Benjamin Button an odd addition to the collection, as he was born in 1860, the year prior...
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Kate Chopin (1850-1904) an American author of short stories and novels, is now considered a forerunner among feminist authors of the 20th century. From 1889 to 1902 she wrote short stories for both children and adults which were published in such magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, the Century, and Harper's Youth's Companion. Her major works were two short story collections, Bayou Folk (1894) and A Night in Acadie (1897). She also wrote two novels: At Fault (1890) and The Awakening (1899.)...
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Song of Myself is the core of Walt Whitman's opus magnum, Leaves of Grass. In it he celebrates himself not simply as the poet Walt Whitman in all of his great complexity, but he transcends his own "me-ness" and in doing so welcomes and embraces all of humanity and the natural world each and every corner of it equally, without reservation. Whitman is true, natural and spontaneous, without affectations. He lived comfortably in the 19th Century world, however it manifest. All 52...
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Anton Chekhov's Swan Song [1887] was one of his early plays. In it are but two characters: Vasili Svietlovidoff, a 68 year old comic actor and Nikita Ivanich, who is an even older man, the theater's prompter. Following a benefit evening in his honor, unbeknownst to everyone, the comic actor Svetlovidov falls asleep in a drunken blur. When he awakens, the theater is dark and empty. He falls quickly into saddened monologue... The play opens with Chekhov's stage directions: The scene is laid on...
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AN ON-GOING SERIES of short stories and poems for in-class use —and to download and listen to at home. • • Stories by: Kate Chopin, Richmal Compton, Stephen Crane, Anton Chekhov, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Nikolai Gogol, The Brothers Grimm, Bret Harte, James Joyce, Jack London, H. P. Lovecraft, Guy de Maupassant, Edgar Allen Poe, Leo Tolstoy, and others... • • Poems by: Li Bai, Anne Bradstreet, Lewis Carroll, E. E. Cummings, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Frost, John Masefield, Edgar Allan...
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A collection of short stories by Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Leo Tolstoy - 1828-1910.) This is a growing collection of short stories by Tolstoy. Current audiobook length 1 hr and 48 mins.
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And Then There Were None  is a  mystery novel  by English writer  Agatha Christie , widely considered her  masterpiece  and described by her as the most difficult of her books to write. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the  Collins Crime Club  on 6 November 1939, as  Ten Little Niggers , after the  British blackface song , which serves as a major plot point. The US edition was not released until December 1939; its American reprints and adaptations were all...
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Read by David Suchet, the actor that played Hercule Poirot in the British TV series. Murder on the Orient Express is a detective novel by Agatha Christie featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. It was first published in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club on 1 January 1934. In the United States, it was published on 28 February 1934, under the title of Murder in the Calais Coach, by Dodd, Mead and Company. The U.K. edition retailed at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6) and the...
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Poirot Investigates  is a short story collection written by  Agatha Christie  and first published in the UK. Plot summary links 1.1 The Adventure of the Western Star 1.2 The Tragedy at Marsdon Manor 1.3 The Adventure of the Cheap Flat 1.4 The Mystery of Hunter's Lodge 1.5 The Million Dollar Bond Robbery 1.6 The Adventure of the Egyptian Tomb 1.7 The Jewel Robbery at the Grand Metropolitan 1.8 The Kidnapped Prime Minister 1.9 The Disappearance of Mr Davenheim 1.10 The Adventure of the Italian...
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An on-going collection of stories and other works, including critical articles. introductions, summaries... This audiobook is an on-going collection of stories by Nikolai Vasilievitch Gogol (1809-1852) as rendered into English by a variety of translators whose works are in the public domain. The version of "The Cloak" is translated by Isabel F. Hapgood (1886), the "Memoirs of a Madman" and "The Nose" are translated by Claud Field; and others... There is an oft...
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THE LIFE OF BUDDHA by André Ferdinand Herold translated from the French by Paul C. Blum Narrated by Alan Davis Drake Originally published in French in 1922 and later translated by Paul C. Blum, this biography of Buddha is told in an unassuming and engaging style. The public domain text strings together the narrative of Buddha's life as gathered from several classic Buddhist texts, including the Buddhacharita of Asvaghosa, the Lalitavistara, and the Jataka, tales of the Buddha's former births....
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An on-going series of unabridged short stories and poems that visits the borders between genius and madness. Readings of the explorations of the greater and lesser masters, including Leo Tolstoy, Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov, Charles Dickens, T. S. Eliot. Guy de Maupassant, Emile Zola, Gustave Flaubert, Vsevolod Garshin, Kahlil Gibran, H. P. Lovecraft, Lu Xun, Hans Christian Andersen, Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, and others. (Some, but not all, recordings are in the Public Domain as read...
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"I'm a dead woman, or I shall be soon . . ." Hercule Poirot's quiet supper in a London coffeehouse is interrupted when a young woman confides to him that she is about to be murdered. Though terrified, she begs Poirot not to find and punish her killer. Once she is dead, she insists, justice will have been done. Later that night, Poirot learns that three guests at a London Hotel have been murdered, and a monogrammed cuff link has been placed in each one's mouth. Could there be a...
Topics: Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot, audiobook, mystery, murder, detective
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The Murder of Roger Ackroyd is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in June 1926 in the United Kingdom. Read by Hugh Fraser the actor who portrays Captain Hastings in the TV series. More info: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Murder_of_Roger_Ackroyd
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Crooked House (published in 1949) is a whodunit novel by Agatha Christie. The action takes place in and near London in the autumn of 1947. Christie has said that this was one of her two favorites of her own works, the other being Ordeal by Innocence. Plot summary Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. The first person narrator is Charles Hayward who, towards the end of the Second World War, occupies some post in Cairo. There he meets Sophia Leonides, who works for the Foreign...
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Poirot's Early Cases  is a short story collection written by  Agatha Christie  and first published in the UK by  Collins Crime Club  in September 1974. In the collection, Christie charts some of the cases from  Hercule Poirot 's early career, before he was internationally renowned as a detective. All the stories had first been published in periodicals between 1923 and 1935. Plot summaries 1.1 The Affair at the Victory Ball 1.2 The Adventure of the Clapham Cook 1.3 The Cornish Mystery 1.4...
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The Murder on the Links  is a work of  detective fiction  by  Agatha Christie , first published in the UK in 1923. The story takes place in northern France, giving Poirot a hostile competitor from the Paris  Sûreté . Poirot's long memory for past or similar crimes proves useful in resolving the crimes. The book is notable for a subplot in which Hastings falls in love, a development "greatly desired on Agatha's part... parcelling off Hastings to wedded bliss in the Argentine."...
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Read by David Suchet, the actor that played Hercule Poirot in the British TV series. Death on the Nile  is a book of  detective fiction  by  Agatha Christie  and first published in the UK by the  Collins Crime Club  on 1 November 1937 and in the US by  Dodd, Mead and Company  the following year. The UK edition retailed at seven  shillings  and  sixpence (7/6) and the US edition at $2.00. The full length novel was preceded (1934) by a short story with the same title, but with ...
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Black Coffee  is a  novelization  by the Australian-born writer and  opera  expert  Charles Osborne  of the 1930  play of the same name  by  crime fiction  author  Agatha Christie . The novelization was first published in the United Kingdom by  Harper Collins  on 2 November 1998 and in the United States by  St. Martin's Press  on 31 December 1998. It features Christie's famous literary creation  Hercule Poirot , a London-based Belgian private detective. Until the 1998...
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Lu Xun (Lu Hsün, 1881-1936) is considered the father of modern Chinese literature. Expressing an affinity with Nikolai Gogol, his works speak in the language of everyday China entering the Modern Age. "A Madman's Diary," with its nod to Gogol's tale of the same name, tells of one man’s struggles with outmoded traditions in the guise of cannibalism. Are his fears real or are they an expression of madness? Like Gogol in "The Cloak" and other tales, Xun approaches our...
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The Mysterious Affair at Styles  is a  detective novel  by  Agatha Christie . Audiobook read by David Suchet, the actor that played  Hercule Poirot in the British TV series.
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Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) accomplished much in his short 45 years. Over the generations, he continued to influence the lives of both everyman and those who would one day themselves shape history, including Leo Tolstoy, Mahatma Gandhi, and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. While best known as the author of WALDEN, CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE and other seminal works, he also continued to regularly write poems, many of them appearing within the text of his prose work. Many of these poems were recorded for...
Topics: audiobook, Transcendentalism, 19th Century, American Literature, 9-12, librivox, Alan Davis Drake
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Poirot sets himself a challenge before he retires - to solve 12 cases which correspond with the labours of his classical Greek namesake! In appearance Hercule Poirot hardly resembled an ancient Greek hero. Yet -- reasoned the detective -- like Hercules he had been responsible for ridding society of some of its most unpleasant monsters. So, in the period leading up to his retirement, Poirot made up his mind to accept just twelve more cases: his self-imposed 'Labours'. Each would go down in the...
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Ralph Waldo Emerson (1793-1882) was a 19th Century giant. On 9 September 1832, upon resigning from his ministry in the Unitarian Church, he in effect became an unaffiliated "modern minister" with radical views. He moved on to spearhead a broad spiritual movement still effecting our lives today. Chief spokesperson for the American literary/philosophic movement called Transcendentalism, Emerson lectured, published essays and wrote informational and instructive poetry to further his...
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The A.B.C. Murders  is a work of  detective fiction  by  Agatha Christie , first published in the UK by the  Collins Crime Club  on 6 January 1936 and in the US by  Dodd, Mead and Company  on 14 February of the same year. The UK edition retailed at seven  shillings  and  sixpence  (7/6) and the US edition at $2.00. The book features the characters of  Hercule Poirot ,  Arthur Hastings  and  Chief Inspector Japp . The form of the novel is unusual, combining  first-  and ...
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The Mystery of the Blue Train  is a work of  detective fiction  by  Agatha Christie , first published in the United Kingdom by  William Collins & Sons  on 29 March 1928. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mystery_of_the_Blue_Train Read by Hugh Fraser the actor who portrays Captain Hastings in the TV series.
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Read by Hugh Fraser the actor who portrays Captain Hastings in the TV series. The book features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and is narrated by his friend Arthur Hastings. One novel published after this one features Hastings as narrator, 1975's  Curtain: Poirot's Last Case .
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Read by Hugh Fraser the actor who portrays Captain Hastings in the TV series. This book features the recurring characters of Hercule Poirot, Colonel Race, Superintendent Battle and the bumbling crime writer Ariadne Oliver, making her first appearance in a Poirot novel. The four detectives and four possible suspects play bridge after dinner with Mr Shaitana. At the end of the evening, Mr Shaitana is discovered murdered. Identifying the murderer, per Mrs Christie, depends wholly on discerning the...
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The Big Four  is a work of  detective fiction  by  Agatha Christie , first published in the UK by  William Collins & Sons  on 27 January 1927. Read by Hugh Fraser the actor who portrays Captain Hastings in the TV series. More info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Big_Four_(novel)
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Vintage sound effects from "Looney Tunes" Airplanes, Bees, Birds, Cats, Chickens, Dogs, Donkeys, Ducks, Elephants, Farm Sounds, Horses, Monsters, Pigs, Pigeons, Sheep, Archery, Autos, Bells, Boings, Bonks, Bounces, Bubbles, Chatter, Crackles, Crashes, Creaks, Cymbals, Doors, Drums.
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After the Funeral  is a work of  detective fiction  by  Agatha Christie  and first published in the US by  Dodd, Mead and Company  in March 1953 under the title of  Funerals are Fatal  and in UK by the  Collins Crime Club  on 18 May of the same year under Christie's original title. The US edition retailed at $2.50 and the UK edition at ten  shillings  and  sixpence  (10/6). A 1963 UK paperback issued by Fontana Books changed the title to  Murder at the Gallop  to tie in with...
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Death in the Clouds  is a work of  detective fiction  by  Agatha Christie .
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The novel is notable for the fact that Poirot never visits any of the crime scenes or speaks to any of the witnesses or suspects. He is challenged to prove his claim that a crime can be solved by the exercise of the intellect alone. The novel marks the return of partial first-person narrative, a technique that Christie had largely abandoned earlier in the Poirot sequence but which she had employed in the previous  Ariadne Oliver  novel,  The Pale Horse  (1961). There are two interwoven...
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On the morning that he and his downtrodden wife, Gerda, are due to travel down to the country to weekend with friends, Dr John Christow, a successful physician and leading researcher, allows his little daughter to tell his fortune with cards. When the death card is drawn, he pays no attention, but the appearance of an old flame at The Hollow seems to be the final link in a chain of fatal circumstances.
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 It features her Belgian detective  Hercule Poirot . The novel is notable for featuring Poirot's efficient secretary, Miss Felicity Lemon, who had previously only appeared in the Poirot short stories. An outbreak of apparent  kleptomania  at a student hostel arouses Hercule Poirot's interest when he sees the bizarre list of stolen and vandalized items. These include a  stethoscope , some light bulbs, some old flannel trousers, a box of chocolates, a slashed rucksack, some  boracic...
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In this novel, Agatha Christie does what she does best: assembles a group of diverse characters on holiday, has one of them murdered, and provides the rest with plenty of opportunity and motive to have committed the crime. Arlena Marshall is a beautiful woman known for her affairs with men, both before and during her marriage. While on holiday at the Jolly Roger Hotel on England's South Coast, she openly cavorts with Patrick Redfern while her husband and his wife watch helplessly. Tragedy is...
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 It introduces the characters of  Superintendent Battle and  Lady Eileen "Bundle" Brent .  At the request of George Lomax, Lord Caterham reluctantly agrees to host a weekend party at his home, Chimneys. A murder occurs in the house, beginning a week of fast-paced events with police among the guests.     The novel was well received at first publication, described as more than a murder mystery, as it is a treasure hunt. Later reviews found it a first class romp and one of the...
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It features her Belgian detective  Hercule Poirot  and the recurring character  Ariadne Oliver . The novel is notable for being the first in many years in which Poirot is present from beginning to end. It is uncommon in that the investigation includes discovering the first crime, which happens comparatively late in the novel. Read by Hugh Fraser
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One of the most celebrated thrillers ever written, The Day of the Jackal is the electrifying story of an anonymous Englishman who, in the spring of 1963, was hired to assassinate General Charles de Gaulle. France was infuriated by Charles de Gaulle’s withdrawal from Algeria, and there were six known attempts to assassinate the general that failed. This novel dramatizes the seventh, mostly deadly attempt, involving a professional killer for hire who would be unknown to the French Police. His...
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Murder in the Mews and Other Stories  is a short story collection written by  Agatha Christie  and first published in the UK by  Collins Crime Club  on 15 March 1937 .  In the US, the book was published by  Dodd, Mead and Company  under the title  Dead Man's Mirror   in June 1937  with one story missing ( The Incredible Theft ); the 1987 Berkeley Books edition of the same title has all four stories. All of the tales feature  Hercule Poirot . The UK edition retailed at seven ...
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It features Christie's Belgian detective,  Hercule Poirot , who makes a very late appearance in the final third of the novel. The emphasis on espionage in the early part of the novel relates it to Christie's international adventures. At the start of the summer term at Meadowbank School for Girls, the most prestigious prep school in England, Miss Bulstrode, the popular but aging headmistress, has no reason to believe that the challenges facing her on parent's day will be more than the...
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One Among the Sleepless: a Novel, written and read by Mike Bennett "SEX, DEATH, AND NOISY NEIGHBOURS" A killer has come to town. The victims are connected; each pointing to the next, as if in answer to the question: Who is The One? Is it Peter Reynolds: mild-mannered office clerk pouring petrol through his neighbourâs letterbox in the middle of the night? Is it Wayne Dolan: a man whose sexual fantasies about his neighbour spiral into dangerous obsession when he learns of her secret...
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The novel features Hercule Poirot and Arthur Hastings in their final appearances in Christie's works. It is a country house novel, with all the characters and the murder set in one house. Not only does the novel return the characters to the setting of her first,  The Mysterious Affair at Styles , but it reunites Poirot and Hastings, who last appeared together in  Dumb Witness  in 1937. It was  adapted for television  in 2013. It is the last novel published by Christie before her death,...
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The novel features Belgian detective Hercule Poirot and the mystery novelist Ariadne Oliver. A girl at a Hallowe'en party with Ariadne Oliver in attendance, claims she witnessed a murder, which at the time as she was so young, she had not realized was a murder. Soon, the girl is found murdered. Oliver calls in Poirot to find the cause of this and the next murder. This book was dedicated to  P.G. Wodehouse .     During the preparation of a  Hallowe'en  party in Woodleigh Common,...
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When a bored diplomat is approached in a bleak airport by a woman whose life is in danger, he agrees in a moment of weakness to lend her his passport and boarding ticket. Suddenly, Stafford Nye's own life is on the line, for he has unwittingly entered a web of international intrigue, from which the only escape is to outwit the power-crazed Countess von Waldsausen who is hell-bent on world domination through the manipulation and arming of the planet's youth, which brings with it what promises to...
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The book features  Hercule Poirot . The novel is notable as a rigorous attempt to demonstrate Poirot's repeatedly stated contention that it is possible to solve a mystery purely by reflecting upon the testimony of the participants, and without access to the scene of the crime. This was the last novel of an especially prolific phase of Christie's work on Poirot. She published thirteen Poirot novels between 1935 and 1942 out of a total of eighteen novels in that period. By contrast, she...
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Read by Hugh Fraser the actor who portrays Captain Hastings in the TV series. Lord Edgware Dies  is a work of  detective fiction  by  Agatha Christie , published in the UK by the  Collins Crime Club  in September 1933 and in the US by  Dodd, Mead and Company  later in the same year under the title of  Thirteen at Dinner . Before its book publication, the novel was serialised in six issues (March–August 1933) of  The American Magazine  as 13 For Dinner . The novel features Hercule...
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Read by Hugh Fraser the actor who portrays Captain Hastings in the TV series. Peril at End House is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie first published in the US by the Dodd, Mead and Company in February 1932 and in the UK by the Collins Crime Club in March of the same year. The US edition retailed at $2.00 and the UK edition at seven shillings and sixpence (7/6). The book features Christie's famous character Hercule Poirot, as well as Arthur Hastings and Chief Inspector Japp, and is...
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Read by Hugh Fraser the actor who portrays Captain Hastings in the TV series. Three Act Tragedy  is a work of  detective fiction  by  Agatha Christie  first published in the United States by  Dodd, Mead and Company  in 1934 under the title  Murder in Three Acts  and in the UK by the  Collins Crime Club  in January 1935 under Christie's original title. The US edition retailed at $2.00 and the UK edition at seven  shillings  and  sixpence (7/6). The book features Hercule Poirot,...
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The novel is notable for being the first novel in the Poirot series set at least partly in the courtroom, with lawyers and witnesses exposing the facts underlying Poirot's solution to the crimes. The title is drawn from a song in Shakespeare's play  Twelfth Night . The novel was well received, even by her usual critic, who said "Elegiac, more emotionally involving than is usual in Christie, but the ingenuity and superb clueing put it among the very best of the classic titles."...
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When multi-millionaire Simeon Lee unexpectedly invites his family to gather at his home for Christmas, the gesture is met with suspicion by many of the guests. Simeon is not given to family sentiment, and not all of the family are on good terms with one another. To make things worse, he has invited the  black sheep  of the family, Harry, and Simeon's granddaughter, Pilar, whom none of them has ever met before. Simeon is intent on playing a sadistic game with his family's emotions. An...
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Sir George and Lady Stubbs are holding the village fete in their grounds. it is to be a fete with a difference, for well-known mystery writer Ariadne Oliver is to organise a Murder Hunt as the main event. Every detail is arranged with her customary flair and ingenuity - and the scene is set for Murder. But Ariadne is uncomfortable. Something is not quite right - if only she knew what it was. In desperation she telephones her old friend Hercule Poirot for assistance...  Read by David Suchet
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The book features the Belgian detective  Hercule Poirot  and reflects Christie's experiences travelling in the Middle East with her husband, the archaeologist  Sir Max Mallowan . Holidaying in  Jerusalem , Poirot overhears Raymond Boynton telling his sister, "You do see, don't you, that she's got to be killed?" Their stepmother, Mrs Boynton, is a  sadistic   tyrant   who dominates her family. When she is found dead on a trip to  Petra , Poirot proposes to solve the case in...
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Willow has had an eventful year what with people trying to kill her, finding her one true love in Hawk, learning she can do magic, and then becoming queen of a newly reunited island. Now, all she wants is for people to cease trying to kill her so she and Hawk can have a moment of peace and quiet. But when a new enemy with dreams of conquest and death teams up with an old enemy, the couple is sent deep into the Land of the Dead where only the goddess Skade knows what’s going to happen.  ...
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Lady Tressilian invites her ward for his annual visit at Gull's Point. He insists on bringing both his former wife and his present wife, though Lady Tressilian finds this awkward. Her old friend dies, and Superintendent Battle and his nephew are called in. The book is the last to feature her recurring character of  Superintendent Battle . Read by Hugh Fraser
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Gerry Wade had proved himself to be a champion sleeper; so the other house guests decided to play a practical joke on him. Eight alarm clocks were set to go off, one after the other, starting at 6.30 a.m. But when morning arrived, one clock was missing and the prank had backfired with tragic consequences. Read by Emilia Fox
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When Rosaleen Cloade comes to sleepy Warmsley Vale to collect on her  late spouse’s sizable inheritance, the Cloade family — who all rely  in various ways on the funds from their dear departed Uncle Gordon —  have other plans for the money. This classic Christie, originally published as THERE IS A TIDE, opens  with Hercule Poirot in a London club, where he overhears a story that  later helps to sort out a tangled murder case. Hugh Fraser, known to  PBS "Mystery" fans in...
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Elephants Can Remember  is a work of  detective fiction  by  Agatha Christie , first published in 1972 . It features her Belgian detective  Hercule Poirot  and the  recurring character   Ariadne Oliver . This was the last Christie novel to feature either character, although in terms of publication it was succeeded by  Curtain: Poirot's Last Case , which had been written in the early 1940s but published last. The novel is notable for its concentration on  memory  and  oral testimony...
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Sparkling Cyanide  is a work of  detective fiction  by  Agatha Christie  and first published in the US by  Dodd, Mead and Company  in February 1945 under the title of  Remembered Death  and in UK by the  Collins Crime Club  in the December of the same year under Christie's original title. The US edition retailed at $2.00 and the UK edition at eight  shillings  and  sixpence  (8/6 – 42½p). The novel features the recurring character of  Colonel Race  for his last appearance...
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Hercule Poirot is feeling bored, so he is delighted when he is visited by his old friend Superintendent Spence of the Kilchester Police. Spence has recently been in charge of murder case, an old charwoman, Mrs McGinty, has been brutally bludgeoned to death. Her lodger, James Bentley, has been convicted of her murder and is due to hang. But Spence is convinced Bentley didn't do it, and he wants Poirot to find out who did. So Poirot goes to stay in the village of Broadhinny, where the grizzly...
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The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding and a Selection of  Entrees  is a short story collection written by  Agatha Christie  and first published in the UK by the  Collins Crime Club  on 24 October 1960.  It is the only Christie first edition published in the UK that contains stories with both  Hercule Poirot  and  Miss Marple , the writer's two most famous detectives. It retailed in the UK for twelve  shillings  and  sixpence  (12/6)  and comprises six cases. It was not published...
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Murder in Mesopotamia  is a work of  detective fiction  by  Agatha Christie  and first published in the UK by the  Collins Crime Club  on 6 July 1936 and in the US by  Dodd, Mead and Company  later in the same year. The UK edition retailed at seven  shillings  and  sixpence (7/6) and the US edition at $2.00. The book features Belgian detective  Hercule Poirot . The novel is set at an archaeological excavation in  Iraq , and descriptive details derive from the author's visit to...
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Feeling a sense of duty to the Argyles, Calgary is surprised when his revelation has a disturbing effect on the family - it means one of the family is a murderer! Read by Hugh Fraser who plays Captain Hastings in the popular TV series. Dr. Arthur Calgary takes a ferry across the Rubicon River to Sunny Point, the home of the Argyle family. A year before, the matriarch of the family was murdered and a son, Jack, was convicted and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Throughout the...
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       The novel features her novelist detective  Ariadne Oliver  as a minor character, and reflects in tone the supernatural novels of  Dennis Wheatley  who was then at the height of his popularity. The  Pale Horse  is mentioned in Revelation 6:8, where it is ridden by Death.        A dying woman, Mrs Davis, gives her last confession to Father Gorman, a Catholic priest, but along with her confession she gives him a list of names and a terrible secret. Before he can take action,...
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Anton Chekhov wrote three interconnected short stories, sometimes referred to as "The Little Trilogy." The three are: "The Man in a Case," "Gooseberries," and "About Love." These individual tales are well loved in their own right, but read/listened to together, they reveal interrelated, reoccurring characters and themes. The three stories read here in public performance, are now available as a single iPod or MP3 audiobook. Please select the version...
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This is one of several of Christie's  crime fiction  novels to feature both the Belgian detective  Hercule Poirot , and  Chief Inspector Japp . This is Japp's final novel appearance. It also bears a stark resemblance with one of Christie's previous novels,  Three Act Tragedy   which features similar elements with respect to the  denouement  and also the plot on the whole.      When Hercule Poirot's own dentist, Henry Morley, is found dead from a gunshot wound, the official verdict is...
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Was it a misstep that sent a handsome stranger plummeting to his death from a cliff? Or something more sinister? Fun-loving adventurers Bobby Jones and Frances Derwent's suspicions are certainly roused--espeically since the man's dying words were so peculiar:  Why didn't the ask Evans?  Bobby and Frances would love to know. Unfortunately, asking the wrong people has sent the amateur sleuths running for their lives--on a wild and deadly pursuit tod discover who Evans is, what it was he wasn't...
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The Dogs of War  (1974) is a war novel by  Frederick Forsyth  featuring a small group of European and African  mercenary  soldiers hired by a British industrialist to depose the government of the fictional African country of Zangaro.
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The Odessa File  is a thriller by  Frederick Forsyth , first published in 1972, about the adventures of a young German reporter attempting to discover the location of a former  SS  concentration-camp commander. The name  ODESSA  is an acronym for the German phrase "Organisation der Ehemaligen SS-Angehörigen", which translates as "Organization of Former Members of the SS". The novel alleges that ODESSA is an international Nazi organisation established before the defeat...
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A  novel adapted by Charles Osborne from an Agatha Christie play. When a stranger runs his car runs into a ditch in dense fog near the South Wales coast, and makes his way to an isolated house, he discovers a woman standing over the dead body of her wheel-chair bound husband, a gun in her hand. She readily admits to murder, and the unexpected guest offers to help her concoct a cover story. But is it possible Laura Warwick did not commit the crime after all? If so, who is she shielding? As the...
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The book introduces the characters of  Tommy and Tuppence  who feature in three other Christie novels and one collection of short stories; the five Tommy and Tuppence books span Agatha Christie's writing career. The Great War is over, and jobs are scarce. Tommy Beresford and Prudence "Tuppence" Cowley meet and agree to start their own business as The Young Adventurers. They are hired for a job that leads them both to many dangerous situations, meeting allies as well, including an...
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Like  The Secret Adversary ,  The Man in the Brown Suit  is less a novel of pure detection than it is a thriller typical of its period. It follows the adventures of Anne Beddingfeld as she becomes involved in a world of diamond thieves, murderers, and political intrigue in this tale set in exotic South Africa.  Colonel Race  makes his first appearance in the novel; he later appears in  Cards on the Table , Sparkling Cyanide , and  Death on the Nile . Read by Emilia Fox
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Firmware: Bit Rot by Colby Trax Isaac Sarason was a hacker. Isaac Sarason had died. Isaac Sarason had stolen secrets from the depths of the City. Or had he? Was anything real? What had really happened to him after finding the Star-X Line? And why were so many people dying? How could you continue if your memories had suffered bit rot? This is part 5 of 5 of the Firmware Series. Books in the series: Book 1: Firmware: Hijacked Book 2: Firmware: Proxy Book 3: Firmware: Keylogger Book 4: Firmware:...
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On her way to Scotland Yard to report several murders in her village, an elderly woman encounters retired policeman Luke Fitzwilliam. He dismisses her ravings about the murderer finding it easy to kill, as long as no one knows who he is--until two more killings occur, one of which is the old lady's. Previously titled Easy to Kill. Read by Hugh Fraser
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